The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
Free Consultation: Email

866-918-5886

Home of the Million Dollar Verdicts
Offices Menu
Get Your FREE Case Review Talk to a lawyer for free with no obligation. Let’s talk.

FOR SERIOUS INJURIES, Call the Lawyers Other Lawyers CallTM

13 students and 2 drivers injured in bus-car collision

A school bus carrying 41 students from a middle school was recently hit in the left front area by a Pontiac Gram Am. Thirteen of the students suffered injuries classified as minor but which were serious enough to require them to be rushed to a nearby hospital. Also injured was the bus driver and the 51-year-old male driver of the car. Investigators attributed at least some of the fault for the accident to the bus driver's refusal to yield the right of way at a stop sign.

.

As is true in many Ohio car accidents, criminal charges may soon be pending according to authorities. Bus services are contracted for by the school district with First Student Inc, a company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In accidents in which the responsible driver is on a job for an employer, often the employer as well as the driver can be defendants in any personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. The employee has to be acting within the scope of his or her employment.

Many such vehicle accidents are caused by speeding, abuse of drugs or alcohol (or both), fatigued drivers or distracted drivers who engage in activities such as texting or talking on cellphones. Such reckless conduct is eventually bound to lead to tragedy. Lawsuits against such motorists can not only provide some measure of compensation to the victims and their families, but also send a powerful message to reckless drivers and their employers that such behavior is not acceptable. Victims and their families may seek compensation for such claims as pain and suffering, permanent or temporary disability, medical expenses and other damages.


Source: 
amarillo.com, "Police: charges pending in accident involving school bus" Mollie Bryant, Nov. 22, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Email Us Your Case Information For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

MAIN OFFICE

The Donahey Law Firm
495 S High St #300
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-224-8166
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Fax: 614-849-0475
Email Us | Columbus Law Office Map

Branch Offices

Dayton Office
Local: 937-224-3030
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Cincinnati Office
Local: 513-721-9400
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Delaware Office
Local: 740-363-4969
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Covington Office
Local: 859-261-0572
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Mobile Office

Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Learn More

Donahey Law Firm Logo
Logo: Facebook Logo: LinkedIn Logo: Twitter Logo: YouTube Logo: Google+